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How to argue with an economist : reopening political debate in Australia

Author: Lindy Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book reflects on how economics has become central to our lives, and how the 'economic rationalist' perspective has become the lens through which all matters in Australian public life  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindy Edwards
ISBN: 0521819032 9780521819039 0521525322 9780521525329
OCLC Number: 1131545483
Description: vii, 172 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. A Historical Juncture: 1. A political impasse; 2. A nation defining choice; 3. Economic rationalism's grip on power; Part II. Getting a Handle on Economics: 4. Is economics a science?; 5. Economics' key ideas; 6. Revealing economic rationalism's worldview; 7. Economic rationalists' view of human nature; 8. Economic rationalism's view of how society works; 9. Economic rationalists' view of the ideal society; 10. Economic policy and culture; Part III. How to argue with an economist: 11. How to Argue with an Economic Rationalist; 12. Reclaiming responsibility; 13. Arguing about economic efficiency; 14. Arguing about quality of life; 15. Arguing about justice; Part IV. Conclusion: 16. The way forward; 17. Making sure 'she'll be right'.
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'Refreshingly readable, original in approach, this book should be consumed by every political actor or student of politics or economics.' Diane Carlyle and Nick Walker, The Australian 'Yes! Finally, Read more...

 
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